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Comedy Central
Mar 20, 2013 7:30pm PDT
it by starting another war. >> the obama white house is engaged in a war of words with "washington post" reporter bob woodward over the origin of the spending cuts. >> jon: oh, a war of words as long as one of those words isn't drone, really that's the kind of war you can get into with this administration. why would you word war with a ledge gend dairy word warrior like woodward? [cheers and applause] [laughter] hairball. [ laughter ] woodward, of course is the hand some redford half of woodward and bern styne. it goes back when he said the white house moved the goal post on the current sequester proceedings by suggesting tax increases inlew of cuts. the republicans agreed to spending cuts. a fair accounting of overall debt would allow them -- so the notion that obama was moving the goal post was less accurate that -- sorry. wanted to wake you guys back up. [laughter] apologize. [cheers and applause] that's actually as far as we got even writing frankly. it was -- [snoring] [laughter] it was after that article that woodward received a rather curious e-mail. >> and it was said to me
FOX News
Mar 20, 2013 11:00pm PDT
refused to adopt house replacement bills to decipher the cuts and because obama and the democrats arrange the cuts to affect the military in the most severe ways that harry reid caused the murders? >> dana: andrea, andrea, andrea, that is just too logical and make sense to be true. and allen west thinks it's not good enough for the read office to say that it was absurd and unsubstantiateed. he thinks apology is needed. this is despicable. it's time that the american people demand more and have reid held accountable for the statement he made. to impugn the training of the marine corps to make the point is horrific. >> a marine official told fox news i don't how they link the accident to budget cuts because it wouldn't cause marines to operate in unsafe positions. >> he opponented out it was preplanned, prior to sequestration. anything that goes wrong in the economy, accident, tragic accident like this, paint it like sequestration. for some reason, it's the republicans' fault, somehow, trying to make the link. look to the usda, e-mails or the national park, this is cheap political props. on
MSNBC
Mar 21, 2013 2:00am PDT
obama's ncaa bracket is a shocking failure of leadership. house republican conference put this video on youtube, echoing the same complaint. how dare he. all kinds of congressional republicans, including house speaker john boehner went on twitter insisting obama should stop this outrage of liking sports. get off my lawn! it is march madness, republican style. the first day of spring, the annual opportunity for house republicans to turn over an old leaf they know they shouldn't turn over any more but they can't stop themselves. also clearly it is going to be gonzaga. peter alexander is traveling with peter, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the new attacks emphasize the importance of reaching a peace deal between the israelis and palestinians. and on that very topic, even as we speak right now live in the west bank city of ramallah, the president within the last five minutes touching down there by marine one, the u.s. helicopter. he is visiting with the palestinian authority president mahmoud abbas. this is the president's first visit with abbas. their conversation, of course, wil
FOX News
Mar 21, 2013 1:00am PDT
then michele bachmann says that barack obama is running a lavish white house. spending an incredible amount of tax money on himself. is that true? factor is coming right back. >> bill: earlier this week 8 marines were killed. seven others injured. senator reid from that state quickly exploited the issue angering the marine corps. >> this sequester should go away. we have cut already huge amounts of money and deficit reduction. it's just not appropriate, mr. president. that our military can't train and do the maintenance necessary. these men and women our marines were training there in hawthorne and with the sequester it's going to cut the stuff back. >> can i tell you marine corps officials this afternoon are taking a strong exception to what harry reid implied, saying that this exercise, for example, was planned well in advance had nothing to do with the bucket -- budget cuts, there were no corners cut. >> bill: this is what i object to. reid is exploiting the death of these marines who were just out in nevada because that terrain is similar to afghanistan. they had a mortar. the mo
FOX News
Mar 20, 2013 8:00pm PDT
excess. >> bill: is that true? is mr. obama living like a sultan in the white house? we'll hear what michele bachmann has to say. >> we are also the ones who are paying for someone to walk the president's dog. >> bill: and give you the facts. >> our marines were trained there in hawthorne and with the sequester it's going to cut this stuff back. >> bill: senator harry reid blaming budget cuts for the death of seven marines in nevada. but the marine corps is furious about that. >> marine corps officials this afternoon are taking a strong exception to what harry reid implied. >> bill: we'll have the inside story. >> you have got to ease up. take it easy. >> bill: dennis miller takes a look at the barack obama satan controversy as stephan seagull meeting putin in moscow. >> i want to take you to the bank, to the blood bank. >> caution. you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. >> bill: hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. america today and the iraq war. that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. it was 10 years ago that
NBC
Mar 20, 2013 5:00pm PDT
have a close relationship with the president of the united states, period. >> reporter: mr. obama made a warm gesture. planting a tree from the white house. and the president finally visiting reassured some israelis. >> he's well support k in israel. i think his intentions are good as well. >> reporter: palestinians protested the obama visit in the west bank. security was heavy, but netanyahu joked he'd help mr. obama slip away. >> well, we've picked up a few cafes and bars in tel aviv and we've prepared a fake mustache for you. >> reporter: they toured missiles that the u.s. helped develop. and israelis credit with saving lives last november shooting down hamas missiles. the obama message to israel, america has your back. tomorrow the focus will shift to the israeli palestinian conflict. president obama will visit the west bank, talk to the palestinian leader mahmoud abbas. live from washington, i'm steve handelsman. >> thanks so much, steve. >>> back here u.s. representative eric swolwell held the first live chat during a city council meeting. he held the conference via skype. he gav
Comedy Central
Mar 20, 2013 11:30pm PDT
. [laughter] and now, the greatest insult of all. >> obama will make his first trip to israel as president. >> the white house hasn't released details of his trip but israeli media says he's visiting this spring. >> stephen: oh, so now obama thinks he can wipe out his shameful record of never visiting israel by visiting israel. [laughter] it's a chonda! don't fall for it, my chosen brethren, my he-bros. [laughter] he doesn't get you. [cheers and applause] this man doesn't get it. israel is a divided country that feels beseiged by terrorists, and whose politics are increasingly dictated by a small, hard-right minority. obama can't relate to that! [laughter] and if you need more proof that the president is no friend of israel, just do the math: back in 2007, president bush supported israel with $2.3 billion in foreign military aid. this year, president obama wants to bring that down to just $3.1 billion. [laughter] i know, it looks like it's going up, but remember, in hebrew you read charts from right to left. [cheers and applause] all right? [cheers and applause] and our worst fea
MSNBC
Mar 21, 2013 10:00am PDT
secondary face to barack obama on what the white house is pushing in reaction to the tragedy in newtown. if joe biden said, yeah, the assault weapons ban, let's being honest, it's not going anywhere, i think it would have somewhat a chilling effect on the momentum and the push broadly to get something done. he is the public cheerleader, the cheerleader has to frankly cheer. he has to say, i think this is still possible. i think joe biden, look joe biden spent a long time in the senate. he knows in his heart of hearts, the assault weapons ban is almost certainly doomed. he doesn't want to jeopardize the other pieces, high-capacity magazines. maybe broaden background check. universal background checks. he wants to keep those in play. i think that's why you're seeing him sort of put a brave face on. >> and i want you to play a little bit of the sound of that joint appearance by mike bloomberg and joe biden today on guns. >> even though restrictions on military-style weapons will not be part of the bill that goes to the floor of the u.s. senate, it will get a vote by the full senate as an amend
FOX News
Mar 21, 2013 3:00pm PDT
. yet on a trip that started with white house officials trying hard to lower expectations, mr. obama appeared to raise them. by suggesting that both sides could come back to the table. >> i absolutely believe it's still possible. but i think it's very difficult. if we can get direct negotiations started again, i believe that the shape of a potential deal is there. >> abbas pointed to a major sticking point for palestinians. settlements in the israeli occupied west bank. >> translator: many palestinians when they see settlements everywhere in the west bank, and i don't know who gave israel that right. they do not trust the two-state solution or vision anymore. >> while mr. obama called short to calling for halt of israeli settles, perez had a warning. when they pull the settlement from gaza, extremists moved in and that could play out again. >> they say initially the west bank may be repeated what happened in gaza. >> in the speech to mostly students the president urged israelis to put themselveses in the shoes of palestinians for the sake of achieving peace. although, there was an un
MSNBC
Mar 20, 2013 7:00pm PDT
obama's ncaa bracket is a shocking failure of leadership. house republican conference put this video on youtube, echoing the same complaint. how dare he. all kinds of congressional republicans, including house speaker john boehner went on twitter insisting obama should stop this outrage of liking sports. get off my lawn! it is march madness, republican style. the first day of spring, the annual opportunity for house republicans to turn over an old leaf they know they shouldn't turn over any more but they can't stop themselves. also clearly it is going to be gonzaga. that does it for us tonight. see you tomorrow night. right now, time for "the last word with lawrence o'donnell." have a great evening. >>> tonight, here in washington, we now know that when the president's away, republicans will play the same budget games they play when he's here. >> the united states of america stands with the state of israel. >> obama in israel for the first time as president. >> joking with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu that it was good to get from congress. >> you only tease the one
FOX Business
Mar 21, 2013 7:00pm EDT
president of israel today may a shocking in mission about what president obama means when he says all options are on the table in dealing with this country. the president, according to press is prepared to strike. also tonight, the white house assault on the second amendment continues, even as democratic support is slipping away. congress today voting to avoid a government shut down. congressman marlon strops men of indiana joins us here to talk about the budget and the second amendment. the chinese nationals suspected of espionage and nasa has his day in court. the latest is that trial enters its 305th day. attorney state jenkins joins us. joining us now to discuss what geopolitical approach the united states should be pursuing and what we should be paying attention to, obama's claman a piece is the only path to true security. of course, objective of against iran syria benjamin netanyahu and the ceo of ge be international. a fox use digital politics editor. gentlemen, thank you for being with us. if i may, i want to start with you. benjamin netanyahu could not have been too pleased w
FOX News
Mar 21, 2013 6:00am PDT
, could president obama reinstate white house tours if he wanted to? 63% say, yes he could. >> of course he could. martha, there's no question he could. okay, here's $380 million i got you right there. martha: that's my point. >> strike that. the other point in this, in my office budget, martha, last year i gave back 21% of my budget. are you delling me the white house can't find funds within its budget to allow schoolchildren to see the white house? it is really ridiculous when you think about it, that they can't find funds within their existing budget. i know they could if they tried. martha: we also talked about the overlapping agencies. i played yesterday a sound bite of the president in his own state of the union address talking about how three different agencies dealt with salmon. and we looked it up to try to figure out if that was still happening and it is still happening. in many of the case he cited those agencies have grown in their responsibilities, not been cut. what can be done about all of the overlap and redundancy? >> here's what can be done. since i've been in the senat
CNN
Mar 21, 2013 10:00am PDT
history has lived in comfort and looks like president bush the younger had a bigger white house budget than barack obama does. this is a trivial pursuit. and michele bachmann made a mistake pursuing it. >> he says bachmann is playing small ball with the president and can't backup her criticism. >>> to the politics behind the gun control debate. democrats in the senate have decided not to put a ban on assault weapons in their proposed gun control bill, that's because it's not likely to pass. they're putting more of their efforts into required background checks. vice president joe biden says he's not giving up the fight. >> this is not about anybody's constitutional right to own a weapon. for all those who say we shouldn't and can't ban assault weapons, for all those who say the politics is too hard, how can they say that? when you take a look at those 20 beautiful babies and what happened to them and those six teachers and administrators. >> gloria borger joining me now from washington. gloria, what's going on behind the scenes on capitol hill with these gun measures? >> well, if
MSNBC
Mar 21, 2013 12:00am PDT
for ed schultz. president obama makes his first trip to israel and gets caught at an open mic. the love gov makes a comeback in south carolina, and march madness hits the white house. >>> but tonight, i start with washington dropping the ball on protecting our children. >>> this is "the ed show," and as ed would say, let's get to work. >>> it was supposed to change everything. the massacre at sandy hook elementary school was brutal and horrific, it shook us to our core but out of the tragedy, there was a hope something could get done. we americans believe this was the event that would prompt our lawmakers to finally act, yet this is the cover of today's "new york daily news," shame on us. the faces of the murdered 20 children of the elementary school students in newtown, connecticut, surrounding those words. this is how a paper in the nation's largest city is reacting to news of the assaults weapon ban being dropped. it was announced tuesday that the ban, introduced by dianne feinstein of california, was getting dropped from a larger gun safety package because the votes weren't the
MSNBC
Mar 20, 2013 8:00pm PDT
the lecture that he gave to obama in his own digs in the white house. what accounts for the shift here? is it that he is on his own terrain, or is this a genuine change of attitude on netanyahu's part? >> the two sides have to begin thinking about what happens next. during his first term, president obama was focused on ending two wars. now he faces two different challenges, iran could be potential nuclear capability or what happens next in syria. both offer challenges that israel also faces in and work existential way. there are of common mind. the key question is, what happens next, whether it's on iran, syria or ultimately the conflict? >> can we afford a symbolic trip? there is a lot at stake, what the region is going through, what the partners of israel have seen as necessary to protect itself, what the palestinian response has been to two-state solutions. how we figure our way out of here, and how does the president respond? >> the president is finding out that it's very difficult to lower expectations on a visit by the president of the united states. i think that the logic b
PBS
Mar 21, 2013 12:00pm PDT
before president obama's departure to israel yesterday. the white house has yet to verify the claims but lawmakers are increasingly calling for action. here's what president obama said earlier today in a joint press conference with israeli prime minister netanyahu. >> with respect to chemical weapons, we intend to investigate thoroughly exactly what happened. obviously, in syria right now, you've got a war zone. you have information that's filtered out. but we have to make sure that we know exactly what happened, what was nature of the incident, what can we document, what can we prove. i've instructed me teams to work closely with all other countries in the region, and international organizations, and institutions to find out precisely whether or not this red line was crossed. i will note without at this point having all the facts before me, that we know the syrian government has the capacity to carry out chemical weapon attacks. we know that there are those there the syrian government who have compressed a willingness to use-- expressed a willingness to use chemical weapons if neces
MSNBC
Mar 21, 2013 3:00pm PDT
claiming president obama lives it up in the white house. a lifestyle of excess, talking about chefs on air force one, movie workers and a dog walker. the fact checker called bachmann's claims absurd. one right winger agrees. >> michele bachmann said it's long past to cut the nonsense and look at things clearly. michele bachmann actually trivializes it as a huge problem and irresponsible spending by the federal government. two words, not good. >> okay, everyone. i'll let you set your dvrs and tivos. are you ready? bill o'reilly is right. i agree with bill. this is another trivial pursuit. it's not about policy. it's another silly personal attack like all the ones we've become used to. whether it's claiming the president wasn't born in this country or that he didn't really go skeet shooting or attacking his lavish vacations where he grew up or for presenting the first lady an award at the oscar's or for slamming him for filling out ncaa brackets. bill was right. but i wonder if he told his colleagues that these attacks were a waste of time? >> the misplaced priorities of our celebrity pr
FOX News
Mar 20, 2013 10:00pm PDT
than 16 trillion dollars, so are president obama and speaker of the house, john boehner, both in denial or are they drinking the same stuff? >> i think it's important to recognize is that we've already cut 2.5, 2.7 trillion dollars out of the deficit. if the sequester stays in you've got over 3 1/2 trillion dollars of deficit reduction already so we don't have an immediate crisis in terms of debt. in fact for the next ten years it's in sustainable place. >> we do not have an immediate debt crisis, but we all know we have one looming. >> greta: turns out a majority of americans disagree with the president and the speaker of the house. a new poll showing, a fox poll, that 68% of americans describe the national debt as an immediate problem. only 27% say the debt can be handled in the future. mayor, what do you think? the speaker and the president don't think it's an immediate problem? >> i think the american people are far better economists than the people in washington. the reality we do have a serious debt problem. it's been accumulating now for four or five years. under obama it's been
CBS
Mar 20, 2013 5:00pm PDT
house which is expected to approve it tomorrow then send it to president obama to prevent a government shutdown next week. >>> a bay area boy scout council has become the first in the country to call for the boy scouts to drop its policy banning openly gay adults and youth. a recent survey conducted by the council found that 65% of respondents wanted current membership policy changed and 81% of the council's active scouts favor dropping the ban as well. last year they denied a boy his eagle scout rank because he is openly gay. it will work to pressure the boy scouts to change their membership policy. >>> the wet weather we've seen here has also been dropping snow up in the sierra. chain controls were in effect early this morning. the weather system caused officials to postpone today's start to the u.s. alpine championships at squaw valley. that is expected to start tomorrow and run through sunday. >>> the rain was in and out in about 24 hours just as bill martin told us to expect. >> it wasn't a lot. at times we heavy rain. just scattered showers today. those are going to linger into t
MSNBC
Mar 21, 2013 4:00pm PDT
remember president obama in his state of the union speech, don't the parents of newtown deserve a vote? don't the children of newtown deserve a vote? so let's at least force the house into an up and down vote on this bill. >> sam, will that work, that kind of an appeal? >> yes, it will work because a number of house republicans who ran in 2010, including some in pennsylvania, obviously representative griffin from staten island and representative peter king as well from new york. >> delaware county. >> exactly. >> they have to be careful. >> they do have to be careful. they have to be careful and -- but, again, this all comes back to speaker boehner. he holds the cards here. if he feels enough pressure to bring it to a vote, he probably will. if he doesn't, he will bottle it all up and have no reform. he hinted very strongly that he doesn't want to tackle new laws. he wants to work within existing laws. >> i think is one thing people should get involved with. find a way to get to the person, let them know over easter what matters to you. how about the safety of our children? that's impo
CNN
Mar 21, 2013 6:00am PDT
number two, one of the signature issues of obama's first campaign for the white house. the president's pledge to close gitmo. are i have said repeatedly, i intend to close guantanamo, and i will follow through on that. >> we're learning that a hunger strike at the detention facility is expanding to 25. one u.s. general is playing down those reports, though, saying action is a result of anger at president obama. >> they were particularly put off, i'm told, when the president has made no mention of closing the facility. nothing in the inauguration speech this is them bringing this up to us. nothing in the inauguration speech about closing it. nothing in the state of the union. >> in january, the office working to close gitmo set up by the president, it was closed itself. the special envoy in charge, reassigned, with no plans whatsoever to replace him. our question, will gitmo ever close? jason. >> you know what? it probably won't and this is one of the great embarrassments of the 21st century in the united states. these are men and women who are accused of crime. not lex luth
MSNBC
Mar 20, 2013 11:00pm PDT
in addition to other staffing. there was no influx of excessive staffing when president obama came to the white house. and the dog walker she mentions is in reality the white house groundskeeper. cnn's dana bash attempted to follow up with bachmann about what he had said. the as a result, both women out of breath and a dramatic shift in topic. >> what i want to ask you about is the fact that you talked about the excesses that he's engaged in, the fact that he has a dog walker which is not true. >> the big point of my speech was about benghazi. this was an absolute disaster. >> you also made specific accusations about the president spending money that other presidents also made. >> the real issue is there are four americans that are dead. the secretary of state was not in conversation with a secretary of defense or with the chair of the joint chiefs of staff. >> i think that's an important point. if you want to focus on that -- >> that's it. that's what's important. do you want to talk about dog handlers and there's four americans killed? >> congresswoman, you're the one who put it
MSNBC
Mar 21, 2013 8:00am PDT
no time on the house floor pointing fingers at president obama for the budget standstill. >> the president has an opportunity during this critical debate to come forward and to help make this part of his legacy like it has become part of the clinton legacy. >> he gets his ncaa bracket in on time, but still no budget. >> mike, good day to you. third time the house is voting on the ryan budget. you have house speaker boehner giving his reading. what is different this time around, especially when it comes to the politics of it all? >> i'll tell you, alex, there's something remarkable going here in congress. not only is there passionate debate, there is finger pointing going on back and forth. that goes without saying on capitol hill. but it's followed by actual votes in the house and in the senate. let's starts with the positive here. at least there's one positive aspect to this. the united states government no longer faces a threat of shutdown next week on the 27th. that's when the so-called continuing resolution that funds the government was set to run out. both the house and the
KCSMMHZ
Mar 21, 2013 2:30pm PDT
from u.s. president obama's visit to israel. it is obvious that the stock for the president is all about pressing flesh and renewing relationships. >> ahead of the visit, the white house played down hopes of a renewed middle east peace process getting under way and signalled clearly that no major breakthroughs should be expected. so far, obama and israeli president benjamin netanyahu have been doing their best to put personal disagreements behind them. >> we look now at where israel and the u.s. stand today and with this visit could possibly take those ties. >> this is it is more of a symbolic gesture and less about the specifics of a peace plan. barack obama's aimed to build back a little warm in relations with israel. >> we've spent more time together, working together than i have with any leader, and this speaks to the closeness of our two nations. [applause] >> the alliance between the united states and israel is considered sacrosanct and has a long tradition. it dates back to 1967, during the six-day war. israeli forces took control of the west bank and the gaza strip. washing
FOX News
Mar 20, 2013 9:00pm PDT
should the israelis, why should they trust barack obama, who snubbed just beyond the pale snubbed bb netanyahu in the white house, that claimed they should go back to '67 border, we promised israel we would never ask them to do that. obama did it and then on top of that, sarkozy says that bb is a liar and oh, i've got to deal with him every week. why would bb netanyahu ever trust this man, the israelis, because i wouldn't if i were them. >> it's not about trust, it's about business. a, if you want to keep the checks flowing. b, you're an ally, and sarkozy was not elected in-- >> what does that have to do with something. >> they agree that iran will not have a nuclear bomb for at least another year. >> sean: and if they want the check flowing and-- >> remember the camp david accord and apologize for saying that israelis are descendents of apes and pigs, that would be a good start, right. >> the egyptians say they don't want the money. >> sean: they do-- by the american taxpayers, we can't afford to keep the white house open, but we're funding the terrorist terrorist, the former head o
Current
Mar 20, 2013 5:00pm PDT
guess i was surprised when obama cut the deal to create this, acting people in the white house if it would impact the women, infants and children program, the wic program they said well we don't think it's going to happen. i think the impact will be worse on low income americans and anything that shafts low income americans will happen, unfortunately. because it's pointless, mindless and counterproductive does not mean that they're not going to become u.s. law. >> john: they really thought that lucy would not pull the football away from charlie brown this time and now we're paying the price. you're battling hunger. how can the sequestration hurt your program. >> women who are pregnant, low income family with nutritional supplements prevented half a million babies from dying at birth. the sequestration is cutting 700,000 pregnant women and infants off the wic program. it's literally taking milk out of the mouths of hungry infants. now this program has prevented half a million babies from dying at birth. so it's ironic to me that most of the people who support these cuts claim to be pr
FOX Business
Mar 20, 2013 10:00pm EDT
around the globe and here at home. fox news chief white house correspondent ed henry with our report. >> reporter: talking tough in his first public comments on that reports that chemical weapons in the news in syria, president obama about the regime will be held accountable. >> when you start seeing weapons that can cause potential devastation and mass casualties and you let that genie out of the bottle, then you are looking potentially add even more horrific scenes than we have already seen in syria and the international community has to act on that additional a permission. >> the president spoke at a news conference with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu who is worried serious chemical weapons could wind up in the hands of terrorists or anti israeli extremists like hezbollah. mr. obama is stressing he is skeptical that they used chemical weapons and cautioned that the u.s. is still investigating claims that syrian president use them, the president a bushel when israeli reporter suggested that the u.s. has beenitting on its hands. >> is incorrect for you to say that
PBS
Mar 21, 2013 3:00pm PDT
earnest when president obama submits his spending blueprint on april 8. with their work done, house members leave town today for a two week recess. while senators will remain in a marathon session until a vote on their own plan to fund the government. judy woodruff takes it from there. >> woodruff: for what's happening behind-the-scenes, we turn to todd zwillich, washington correspondent for "the takeaway" on public radio international. welcome back to the newshour. >> good to be with you, judy. >> woodruff: first this vote to keep the government funded by the end of the fiscal year, both the house and senate passed this. does this mean democrats and republicans finally see eye to eye on something? >> well, it means that they see eye to eye on not having another showdown right now. both sides have agreed that they don't want to have a big battle over a government shutdown and in media attention and cable news and the countdown clocks, both sides have decided that's not in their interest now. i wish i could tell you they see eye to eye on fiscal matters, that's just not true. they de
FOX News
Mar 21, 2013 8:00am PDT
political party using the bully pulpit. president obama talks about republicans in the house or john boehner's party or that kind of thing more than any other president that i can remember. is this why, pause he's looking -- because he's looking toward those 2014 midterm elections? >> yeah. president obama, you can see coming out of his re-election which was a strong victory, continued to campaign for the fiscal cliff in november and december, then against the sequester early part of this year. he likes a foil. the problem for president obama is if he can't accomplish this, as i've said would be an unprecedented feat, then he's stuck with probably a duh minished senate -- diminished senate majority of democrats, maybe they even lose it to republicans, and a republican house. and then does he have a legacy? i would argue the only path to a legacy is through the fiscal hole now, and that would open up his ability to actually maybe win some seats for democrats who helped with the compromise and move on to clean fights on energy and education, immigration, other things. i think with
FOX
Mar 20, 2013 10:00pm PDT
the end of the budget year. the house is expected to pass that measure, possibly by tomorrow and president obama has signaled he will sign it. >>> singer michelle shocked released a letter today saying she was sorry about the comments she made about gays and lesbians in a recent concert in san francisco. she said she does not believe god hates homosexuals, she says shwas describing the intolerance and fears of others. here is a portion of what she said. >> we are at nearly the end of times. once preachers are held at gunpoint, and forced to marry the homosexuals i'm pretty sure that that will be the signal for jesus to come on back. >> reporter: in her letter, the singer wrote, my statement aequating the repeal of prop 8 with the end of times was neither literal or nor ironic. >>> 52-year-old joel coffman is accused of molesting one teenage boy, and secretly filming another in a bathroom. coffman coached baseball in oakland, and palo alto. contra costa prosecutors also say they think there are more unidentified victims. >>> today, the aclu filed what could be a ground breaking la
Current
Mar 21, 2013 4:00pm PDT
throughout the region, a tactic against terror, which has grown 700% under the obama administration. the man who signs off on the kill list from a basement office in the white house, john brennan, unpakistan alone, there have been more than 300 drone strikes in the last decade, killing thousands of al-qaeda and taliban but more than 300 civilians, as well. a world away, in remote village you can hear them, like a decides stand muted chain saw. michael: and that, of course is abc news covering that story. we invite now lindsay moran the author of blowing my cover with, my life as a c.i.a. spy. lindsay, thanks for coming on "the young turks." >> thanks for having me. michael: we don't know as americans this is unusual for the intelligence community to be working so tightly with the military. >> we've always supported the military and they've supported us. where we've seen a huge shift particularly with this drone program is that the c.i.a. seems to be less and less in the business of gathering and analyzing intelligence, and much more in the business of targeting people for drone strikes. i th
Comedy Central
Mar 21, 2013 1:00am PDT
: even obama thought that sentence was (bleep). [laughter] by the main question this raises is: what is in those drone memos that is so terrible the white house will give anything including information previously not seen about the benghazi attacks not to have to release them? the more we go to senior intelligence correspondent assif mandvi in washington. thank you for joining us. i understand, assif, if i'm not mistaken, you have obtained a copy of drone memos. >> what? um -- >> jon: are those the drone memos right there assif? >> right where? where? >> jon: in your hand. you got the -- >> no, no, no memos. never saw any memos, jon. i saw them oh, my god. >> jon: what are you looking up for? what is the up there? what is the problem, what are you looking up for? >> not any white house authorized domestic death drones. that's for sure. >> jon: is that a bullet-proof vest. there are drones here in america flying -- wait shall what? >> i would know nothing about that. so there would be no point in taking me out because i did not see the memos. oh, my god i saw them, jon. holy (bleep) i sa
CSPAN
Mar 21, 2013 5:00pm EDT
we will ave and the president is happily -- president obama is and the white house and that focus will be between the white house and the speaker, but the fact is that the american people have a lot to lose in that equation. the equities that you must weigh in order to make further cuts on top of $1.60 trillion last year, $1.20 trillion in the budget control act, another 400 billion, with the si sequestration, and on top of that more cuts come as a blueprint not just for mediocrity, it is a road the poverty for many people in our country, and not worthy of the greatness of our country. one more. >> there is talk among the conservative house republicans and the leadership that they want to attack entitlement reform -- attached the totten reform. they want to cut social security and medicare to i asked if this could be used. there is some leverage there. are you worried that republicans >> theydown this route want to use medicare, medicaid, social security to reduce the deficit. >> they want entitlement reform in exchange for the debt limit. >> you realize how harmful this would be.
FOX
Mar 20, 2013 5:00pm PDT
recent sequester. those will mean furloughs and cut backs. the measure goes to the house which is expected to approve it tomorrow then send it to president obama to prevent a government shutdown next week. >>> a bay area boy scout council has become the first in the country to call for the boy scouts to drop its policy banning openly gay adults and youth. a recent survey conducted by the council found that 65% of respondents wanted current membership policy changed and 81% of the council's active scouts favor dropping the ban as well. last year they denied a boy his eagle scout rank because he is openly gay. it will work to pressure the boy scouts to change their membership policy. >>> the wet weather we've seen here has also been dropping snow up in the sierra. chain controls were in effect early this morning. the weather system caused officials to postpone today's start to the u.s. alpine championships at squaw valley. that is expected to start tomorrow and run through sunday. >>> the rain was in and out in about 24 hours just as bill martin told us to expect. >> it wasn't a lot
CNN
Mar 21, 2013 1:00am PDT
, the syrian regime has them. yesterday the chairman of the house intelligence committee said there is a high probability that chemical weapons were used on those people. today some leading experts are casting doubt on that notion, however. president obama meeting today with israeli prime minister netanyahu repeating his warning that syria would be held accountable for the use of chemical weapons, quote, or their transfer to terrorists. the stakes obviously cannot be higher for making the right call. joining us tonight is chief national correspondent john king who is traveling with president obama in israel. also fran townsend, former homeland security adviser in the bush 43 administration, currently on the advisory committee for the cia, and former cia officer bob baer. this video we just showed from the assad regime, shown on syrian state television. want to show it again. it's supposedly a victim suffering from a chemical weapons attack. no one shows any physical signs of injury, no convulsions, no vomiting. at least three experts on chemical weapons say that judging from what they se
CSPAN
Mar 20, 2013 8:00pm EDT
president obama and israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. then the house foreign affairs committee examines the response to the syrians civil war. and former senator jim webb talks about his article in national interest magazine on congress's role in approving military action. >> they hired a very expensive carriage. elizabeth monroe dressed herself in her best and went to the prison where madame lafayette was being held. she met with madame lafayette and basically made her case a public one. pub stories say the next day, she was released. it was not the next day. it was a couple of months. it kept her from going to the guillotine. it led to her release. >> in some ways, she has her own cause. she works with the washington female orphan asylum. that is somewhat modern, have in this cause that she was involved in. she does work politics in her parlor in such a way as to help win the presidency for her husband in her own way. >> our conversation with historians on elizabeth monroe and louisa catherine adams is now available on our web site. >> coming up on the next "washing
MSNBC
Mar 21, 2013 7:00am PDT
at bo. he is on the hunt. the youngest member of the obama family looking for easter eggs on the south lawn. and the white house will, despite some reports to the contrary, host the easter egg roll for kids on april 1st. go, bo, go. >>> if you read only one thing this morning, my must-read is about the single mom who was fired for selling girl scout cookies at work. she was charged with, quote, operating a personal cash business which violates company policy. what do you think? let me know. it's up on our facebook page at facebook/jansingco. don't forget to like us. i hope i get the cookies i ordered here. [ male announcer ] just when you thought you had experienced performance a new ride comes along and changes everything. the powerful gs. get great values on your favorite lexus models during the command performance sales event. this is the pursuit of perfection. like a squirrel stashes nuts, you may be muddling through allergies. try zyrtec® liquid gels. nothing starts working faster than zyrtec® at relieving your allergy symptoms for 24 hours. zyrtec®. love the air. >>> the
MSNBC
Mar 21, 2013 2:00pm PDT
attempts at repeal by house republicans. the law was upheld by the supreme court, president obama was even reelected. some republican governors are planning for the expansion. >>> up next, marco rube yo and rand paul, who has the juice on the right wing? this will be fun for people on the left. you're watching "hardball," the place for politics. there's nothing better than salon color, full of beautiful highlights and lowlights. that's why nice'n easy builds dimension into every shade. so here's a challenge: love the gorgeous dimension of nice'n easy or we'll pay for a salon color. take the salon challenge, from nice'n easy. omnipotent of opportunity. you know how to mix business... with business. and you...rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle. and go. you can even take a full-size or above. and still pay the mid-size price. i could get used to this. [ male announcer ] yes, you could business pro. yes, you could. go national. go like a pro. [ male announcer ] how could switchgrass in argentina, change engineering in dubai, aluminum production
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